Friday, February 12, 2010

Birthday Season

For some reason, Toby has been talking about birthdays. When he turned 1, we had a "sock monkey" party for him. It was only natural to have a monkey party since he went through most of his first year being referred to as the monkey, or monk. I had a lot of fun planning it, but spent way too much time getting ready for it. I kind of really love planning birthday parties.
I asked him what kind of party he would like this year for his 3rd birthday, and he said "I think I probably should have a lion party. "Atchally" a rocket party...or maybe...." So...we haven't quite made any solid plans's a good thing we have until April!


I made this monkey cutout as a last-minute idea for something to do at the party. This picture was of Toby doing a test-run before I'd had a chance to add the arms!

The birthday boy!

Monkey cupcakes with cream-cheese icing

I made the bunting and crayon rolls out of Erin Michaels sock monkey fabric my Moda.
I found it here online: Fat Quarter

I was such a nerd and made crayon rolls for the favors. It took wayyy too long to do...why do I put myself through stuff like this?? At least Toby still uses his.

We took pictures of all the little guests behind the monkey cutout, so I used those for the Thank you cards.


  1. I love this party idea, sooo cute!!

  2. Adorable! You did a great job with all the details! I'm planning a sock monkey party for my twins 1st birthday this September, and I'll be sure to borrow some of your fabulous ideas ;)

  3. Just love everything! The invitations were too cute! May I ask how you'd made them?? I'm planning my daughters first birthday in May and love to make my own Invitations.

  4. I love your party ideas! The sock monkey theme is so cute! I wanted to do this theme for my granddaughter's 1st birthday but my daughter insisted on a cowgirl theme instead. I posted my party on Bird's site if you'd like to check it out. -Karen

  5. Thank you for linkingup to my Link party!

    This is such a fun theme! And your boys are adorable! :)

    Don't forget to check out Sunday's show off to se if you've been featured! :)


  6. So cute! I love his cute little face on the invitations!

  7. This is a really cute party. Your invitations are great. I love the colors too!

    Share your party at


  8. Very cute idea!!!! Thanks for sharing it


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